Ready to see the prettiest, most elegant mother of the groom dresses? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up our favorite looks for every style, including everything from elegant plus size gowns to flirty tea length dresses.
Who says the mother of the groom can’t look stylish on the wedding day? The styles in our curated list are sure to elevate your wedding day look and show off just how fabulous you are.
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How Should the Mother of the Groom Dress?
The go-to rule when it comes to dressing for a wedding is to avoid wearing white (but there are even exceptions to this rule!). But aside from that, we believe in defining and embracing your own style!
We love it when the mothers of the groom opts for dresses that show off their personalities, whether that be through a long floral gown or something more form-fitting and colorful. As long as you feel great in what you’re wearing, there is no wrong answer.
But to give you some perspective on styles that are sure to turn heads (in the best kind of way!), we’ve included several dress examples in this roundup, for every style of mother of the groom. Whether you’re looking for something more conservative or something more outgoing and flirtatious, we’ve got you covered.
What to Look for in a Mother of the Groom Dress
When looking for the perfect mother of the groom gown, there are a few key things to think about. The first is the season of the wedding. Fall and winter events call for warmer dresses, with longer lengths and sleeves.
Meanwhile spring and summer ones allow for thinner fabrics and a little more skin. For example, tea length mother of the groom dresses are perfect for this time of year (and we’re sharing out faves in that style later in this guide)!
The other thing you’ll need to consider is the dress code of the event. Is it black tie formal? Or beachy casual? Each of those event types will mean very different dress options.
How Soon Should You Order Your Mother of the Groom Dress?
We generally recommend buying your mother of the groom gown at least a few months before the big day, so you have time to get it altered, if needed.
However, if you find a dress that doesn’t require any alterations, those rules don’t have to apply! In that case, we’d advise at least a few weeks, so you can give yourself plenty of time to scope out the perfect style and ensure it fits just right.
Remember, when ordering online, you’ll want to factor in time for shipping and possible returns or exchanges. All of this adds time, which is why we advise giving yourself a few weeks, at the very least!
Where to Buy Mother of the Groom Dresses
There are so many incredible places to buy mother of the groom dresses, but we’ve compiled our favorite gowns from shops we know knock it out of the park. These include: BHLDN, Nordstrom, David’s Bridal, so many more. But don’t worry, we’ve curated a list of gowns in this article, so you don’t have to go down the rabbit hole yourself! Keep on scrolling to see our faves in every category.
Plus Size Mother of the Groom Dresses
We love it when plus size mother of the groom dresses embrace epic style and ultimate comfort (could there be a better combination?!). We’ve curated a list of styles that accentuate and flatter your curves, for a truly unforgettable look.
How dreamy and elegant is the high-low design of this blush floral tea length plus size mother of the groom dress? We love the way it shows off some leg, too!
We can already picture this stylish little number for a springtime wedding. The sheath silhouette provides comfort and style, and those sweet, sparkling floral details are the perfect ode to the blooms of the season!
If you’ve been searching for a plus size mother of the groom dress that blends glam and upscale elegance, you’ve met your match. The gold tones amp up the energy of this gown, and the stunning black florals and off-shoulder design bring undeniable class.
Embrace ALL the glitz and glam with this other-worldly floor length stunner. As the mother of the groom, you should absolutely sparkle on the wedding day too!
There’s something about olive green that’s just about the dreamiest. We’re obsessed with the combination of earthy tones with the refined modernism of satin. Perfect for the classiest mother of the groom.
Chiffon fabric has an ethereal, lightweight quality that’s perfect for spring and summer weddings. And this tea length plus size mother of the groom gown is giving us all the warm weather vibes, especially in that vibrant emerald green color.
A simple silhouette, paired with Art Deco 1920’s vibes. Pure magic, right?! The sequins bring energy to the muted purple tones of this plus size mother of the groom gown, making for the most lovely contrast.
Mother of the Groom Dresses for Summer
Bluebird skies, warm summer evenings spent dancing under twinkle lights. There’s a reason summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. And that’s why it’s so essential to find the perfect mother of the groom dresses for summer. Comfort and style are key.
We’re loving the simple, neutral vibes of this tea length taupe mother of the groom dress. And the floral overlay makes this design especially perfect for summer!
This stunning wildflower-dotted plus size mother of the groom dress is actual perfection for summer. It’s tea length, which is perfect for those warm summer afternoons. And the colorful florals beautifully match the season.
Bring all the colorful florals of the summer season with you when you don this beautiful floor length mother of the groom dress. Could those flutter sleeves be any sweeter?
This summery mother of the groom dress is ideal for a modern formal look. We really like the clean lines and upscale silhouette it sports…and that tie in the front is the most form-flattering touch.
There’s no denying that embroidered dresses are a hot trend right now (as are puff sleeves!). So it goes without saying that this dusty blue floral mother of the groom summer gown is a total win.
This one’s the perfect blend of sparkle and classic, clean design. The form of this knee length mother of the groom gown is form-fitting and flattering. And the sequins bring the excitement!
We love a bold, colorful statement, and this tangerine puff sleeve cutie totally delivers! Who says the mother of the groom can’t wear vibrant colors?!
Mother of the Groom Dresses for Fall
Whether you’re opting for a layered look or wanting a form flattering fitted long sleeve mother of the groom dress, fall is the season to try out all those styles. The days are getting cooler, which means you have lots of options to choose from!
Fall weather calls for warmer styles, like this stunning embellished chiffon floor length long sleeve mother of the groom dress. We’re getting all the flowy dress vibes!
The sheer elegance and beauty of this navy mother of the groom dress is seriously unmatched. We especially love the whimsical vibe of the illusion off-the-shoulder sleeves!
Love love LOVE the ruffled skirt moment happening on this dreamy long mother of the groom fall gown. It’s fun, flirty, and festive.
Holy cow, is this hunter green gown swoon-worthy or what?! The off-shoulder cascading sleeve effect is perfect for the mother of the groom looking to make a real statement in her dress. Sheer elegance.
Perfect for a black tie affair! This olive green sheath silhouette mother of the groom gown is ideal for the fall season. That length and those long sleeves are magic for the colder seasons.
Tea Length Mother of the Groom Dresses
We can’t help but obsess over the fun and playful nature of tea length mother of the groom dresses. They have such a unique personality, and are perfect for any mamas who want a gown that gives them ease of moment for breaking it down on the dance floor.
Are they flowers or butterflies? We can’t quite tell what the champagne lace of this tea length mother of the groom dress is showing us, but either way, we love it!
Talk about a little black dress you’ll want to wear well after the big day! The lace details on this tea length mother of the groom gown are seriously to die for.
This gorgeous black satin tea length mother of the groom gown is for the mama who wants to craft her own aesthetic and wear something totally modern and unique. It incorporates a bold flare silhouette and lovely off shoulder detail.
Who can deny the beauty of this classic cinched waist silhouette?! We love how simple the maroon fabric is on this strapless tea length mother of the groom gown. Clean lines, with a modern touch.
Long Mother of the Groom Dresses
There’s no denying the elegance of long mother of the groom dresses. They exude confidence, with their long skirts cascading towards the ground. And they have a way of showing off your figure in the most flattering of ways. Opt for a short sleeve look for spring and summer weddings, and long sleeves for chilly fall and winter ones.
Navy blue has a royal way about it, especially on a long mother of the groom dress like this one. Those floral details are such a subtle and gorgeous touch
A long navy mother of the groom gown with ALL the personality! The ruffles on this layered gown are basically made for the dance floor. There’s no denying it.
Love a simple silhouette, but don’t want to sacrifice the glitz and glam? This long baby blue mother of the groom number is the perfect match.
We love a black dress moment. And this long sequin mother of the groom gown is the one we’re dreaming of. Love the sparkle details on this flattering silhouette!
Hey Mama! Think a Pantsuit Might Be More Your Style?
Don’t worry, we’ve got all your bases covered! We’ve written the definitive guide on the best pant suits for the mother of the groom or bride!